Visiting lecturer | Peter McCoy

The Liberal Arts division and the Nature-Culture-Sustainability graduate program welcome Peter McCoy, who will give a talk titled Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi. He will speak on his book, also titled Radical Mycology, and the development of Mycologos, a platform that produces educational materials that enable individuals and organizations to readily apply the arts and sciences of mycology throughout their lives and livelihoods. As we examine parallels of culture and mycology, we will discuss the ethos of citizen science and civic research, as community-based projects expand the dialogues of mycological futures.

McCoy speaks on behalf of the fungi, the most overlooked and misrepresented organisms in the web of life. As an interdisciplinary, systems-oriented mycology educator with 17 years of experience, he is considered one of the most prominent voices in the modern mycology movement. McCoy’s work is widely regarded as pioneering in the topics of accessible mushroom cultivation and mycoremediation, while his in-depth mycological knowledge has also elevated his voice to one of the foremost in the less-explored fields of fungal evolution, fungal communication and the history of fungi in human cultures.

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Go to the Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies program’s event listing for login information and to learn more about Peter McCoy. 

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Thursday, May 6 at 4:30pm

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